Just a quick note: We have more species breeding now and will have them available again soon!
UPDATED: July 22nd, 2014
We can ONLY guarantee live arrival on Express-mailed packages at this time!
Remember to check our Live Arrival Guarantee for details!
Sorry, we do not ship outside of the contiguous United States!
MANTIS STARTER KITS
New to keeping mantids? Have we got a great deal for you! The starter package includes:
• a fully decorated mantis enclosure with coco bark substrate,
• a fine mist spray bottle,
• 10 bamboo skewers (to help wrangle smaller nymphs out of the enclosure, or to feed a treat of honey!),
• an order of appropriately-sized feeder flies (either fruit flies, houseflies or blue bottle flies)
• complete beginner care instructions and,
• a beautiful praying mantis nymph!
Our enclosures are all handmade & decorated (by Carey!), so please allow up to 3 business days for processing on orders containing enclosures. Thanks!
Small starter package - $26.00, or $36.00 for the Deluxe kit
Comes with 1 free South American Green (O. gracilis) or Indian Flower Mantis (C. pictipennis) nymph
Medium starter package - $30.00, or $40.00 for the Deluxe kit
Comes with 1 free Ghost Mantis (P. paradoxa) nymph TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK!
Large starter package - $40.00, or $50.00 for the Deluxe kit
Comes with 1 free Chinese mantis nymph or NEW SPECIES: Giraffe Mantis (E. macrops) nymph! (at additional cost)
***Add the book "Keeping Aliens" by Orin McMonigle and A. Lasenby to your starter package by choosing the DELUXE starter package for only $10.00 more.
*New!* Teacher's Classroom Kit:
What a sweet deal! Here's a new kit with all of you educators in mind! You receive everything that comes in the regular starter kits, PLUS: a small jar of Flower Power Gold™ mantis treat, 30 toothpicks, 3 reproducibles pages (one crossword, one word search & one coloring page), and YOUR choice of any of the available species below (small species with small kits, and the like.) Please EMAIL us to let us know which species you would prefer AFTER you place your order...if you have no preference, just say so & we'll choose something nice for you!
As always, the deluxe kits come with a copy of Praying Mantids - Keeping Aliens, for educators that want to know more!
EXCITING NEW SPECIES COMING SOON - KEEP CHECKING BACK!
Unless otherwise specified, all listings are for IMMATURE NYMPHS, not adults!
*New Species!*- Euchmonella macrops - Giraffe Mantis
What can I say? This is an absolutely awesome new species! They get fairly large (adult females are around 4" in length!), they are very personable and they are communal! Yes, you can keep them together!
We have been working with these guys for some time now and finally have a few nymphs to offer for sale. Get them while you can because it will be awhile before you see them again!
Like any other pet, mantises love a treat, too! Check out our newest item Mantis Treat Stix™!
Sopropoda quinquedens - JOKER MANTIS
Species Lost - If you have this species, please contact us!
These adult mantises are holdbacks that we have raised from nymphs. We are letting them go to new homes for various reasons, either we held back too many, or we no longer have mates for them. Either way they are at the end of their life cycle, and may only last for a few months. These would make great specimens for photography, show and tell, or breeding your own mantises.